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August 2011

vintage deliciousness

for the love of all things vintage...what a fabulous day i had yesterday! lots of great junking, delicious food, and wonderful company...and, i even had hours of creative time...yay!

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just a sampling of what treasures i found...i adore my new office chair!

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my favorite find of the day has to be this incredible's a peak at what's inside:

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a household accounts boook from 1963 to 1966 for Merle & Virgil Knotts...and Mrs Knotts here kept every receipt...every stub...and i love it all!

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it has been fun to look though the invoices and cancelled checks...i see a great mini book inspired by this ledger in the future!

and, here is the tag that i made last night...


i loved the way the Grungeboard watch faces came out...

I started by stamping them in Archival Ink - Jet Black, then using Weathered Wood Distress Stain to color them...

after trimming them, i added some splotches of paint with my Snow Cap Paint Dabber...

a final touch of Vintage Photo Distress Stain on the edges wiped with my finger tips to remove it from the paint and the final product is so cool...


this is a perfect paint technique to use for the Inspiration Emprorium's Monthly on over to the blog, play along, and you could win $50 in Emporium Dollars!

thanks for stopping by my little world today!



because she said so

when tammy tutorial issues a challenge...and she is an amazing inspiration and friend in  your listen...and you are grateful...

tammy...thank you...for inspiring me, for advising me, for sharing your creative soul with so many, and for being you...this one's for you...


the freindly, sweet twitter challenge was to create and blog...because i haven't been doing much of that...and she wanted to be supportive...and i love her for it...


so, i played with some crackle paint...picket fence and rock candy...


i played with glitter, and dies...distress stains and seam binding...


i played with glassine paper, perfect pearl mist, and sewing patterns...


and...i played with idea-ology metal, paint dabbers and stamps...


what joy i had...creating...i have missed it...and am so grateful for a sweet friend's nudge!!

i adore this project...but more importantly i adore the reminder that creating feeds my soul...

the Inspiration Emporium August Monthly Challenge is to use paint...I used acrylic paint dabbers on the edges of my project as well as on all the metal pieces...i like the look of the paint on the metal and dabbers make the aplication so easy!

I hope that you find the time to feed your creative soul...if you want to play along...go here, you could win $50 in Emporium Dollars!!

it was nice to see you again...i have missed you!!